AT&T joins Microsoft in opposing Google/Doubleclick

If you are a recovering monopoly, then you must join others of your breed and oppose the Google/Doubleclick merger -- after all you know an antitrust violation when you see one.

Microsoft's interest in opposing this deal is self evident. Why AT&T has joined with Microsoft is harder to figure out. Here's an interesting blog post from Dana Cimillucathe at Wall Street Journal that has some interesting insight:

But AT&T is simply a neutral observer, looking make sure that as its supplier of ads, Google isn’t in a position to unfairly raise prices, right? Not so fast. As this Wall Street Journal article today points out, AT&T and Google themselves have been bickering lately, about net neutrality, the principle that all Internet sites should be equally accessible to any Web user.

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